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Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs

Calling all Nightmare Before Christmas Fans! Welcome spooky season with these incredible Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs. These are the most unique ways to make some homemade hot chocolate, using only 4 ingredients! Plus, you only need twenty minutes to make a few!

These sweet treats are perfect for anybody who loves a nice mug of smooth hot chocolate and who is a fan of anything Halloween.

Three Jack Skellington hot chocolate bombs on a black plate with a purple napkin under the plate.

Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic Halloween and Christmas movie wrapped up into one. Jack Skellington, aka The Pumpkin King, is always a favorite Halloween character for spooky treats.

These Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs make for a sweet goody for a Halloween brunch, something to sip on while handing out trick-or-treat candy and they make an adorable gift for friends and family.

To gift a hot chocolate bomb, simply wrap in cellophane and tie with a bow or place in a small gift box. I typically gift 2 hot chocolate bombs, this way the recipient can share a cup of hot chocolate with a friend during the holiday season.

I’ve always been a Hot Chocolate Bomb fan if you couldn’t tell from the various recipes we have around the site. The Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs always go crazy around the holidays, as well as these Grinch ones. But I think the Bailey’s Hot Chocolate Bombs are my favorite!

 

More Halloween Treats You’ll Love

Halloween Mummy Brownies – Super Cute!

Maple Cinnamon Mummy Cookies (YUM!)

Red Velvet Halloween Spider Cookies

Hocus Pocus Cookies

 

Why You’ll Love Jack Skellington Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • Fun to watch explode in your mug and tasty to sip on.
  • The kids love helping make them.
  • Ready in under a half hour.
  • Great for Halloween parties or a movie marathon.
  • Made with rich white chocolate making your cup of hot chocolate extra yummy!

What Size Silicone Mold do I Need for Hot Chocolate Bombs?

The 2 inch size silicone mold makes the perfect size hot chocolate bombs that will fit in any standard sized coffee mug.

Three Jack Skellington hot chocolate bombs on a black plate with a purple napkin under the plate.

 

Kitchen Tools

  • Microwave-safe Bowl
  • Half Sphere Silicone Mold
  • Spoon
  • Small Plate
  • Small Frying Pan

Ingredients

All you need are 4 simple ingredients to make Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs:

WHITE CHOCOLATE WAFERS: I like to use a bag of the Ghiradelli’s White Chocolate wafers. Quality chocolate like this makes for the perfect treat and melts deliciously into your mug.

SWISS MISS HOT CHOCOLATE MIX: You could swap this out for a different brand, but this is a very common one. You could even use white cocoa mix for a different flavor.

MINI MARSHMALLOWS: Add about 12 mini marshmallows inside the hot chocolate bomb. You can use 2 full size marshmallows, that’s all that will fit inside the chocolate mold.

BLACK SPARKLE GEL: This is what you’ll use to draw on Jack’s face. The black pops against the white chocolate and the sparkles add a cool shimmer. Here’s the one I use: Black Sparkle Gel .

TIP: When decorating with gel, the gel doesn’t set up like icing. You’ll want to serve these up as soon as you make them. If you want to wrap them and give as a gift, swap out the gel with Black Cookie Icing.

Jack Skellington hot chocolate bomb ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

How to Make Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs

This is a simple hot chocolate bomb recipe. If you want to add more treats inside, see below for ideas in the variations section.

STEP 1: Place a small plate in the freezer to get it cold. We’ll use it later in the process below.

STEP 2: Start by melting the white chocolate wafers according to the package instructions, in the microwave. Usually melting is in 30-second intervals with stirring between intervals, but make sure to follow the directions on the bag. You can also use a double boiler pot to melt the chocolate if you prefer.

STEP 3: Using the back of a spoon, spread the melted white chocolate all over the hot chocolate bomb mold, making sure to reach up the sides of the mold. You should have one thin layer that coats the mold.

Freeze them for 10 minutes before removing them to check if you can see through the chocolate sphere anywhere. If you can, add more chocolate and place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes. If not, do not add more to the sphere mold, you don’t want them to be too thick.

Hardened melted white chocolate in a silicone mold

 

STEP 4: Remove the frozen chocolate spheres from the molds. To do this, slowly pop them out by pushing up from underneath the mold. Set on the cold plate that you placed in the freezer in the step 1. Keeping them on a cold plate helps to keep the chocolate cool while you’re working with them.

STEP 5: Next, we’ll slightly melt the rim of a half sphere. Heat up a frying pan on low heat, place the empty sphere rim side down on the pan and slightly move it around. This lightly melts the rim and evens out the edges.

Frying pan on stove with a half sphere hot chocolate bomb upside down to melt the rim of the white chocolate.

 

STEP 6: Remove and quickly add 2 tablespoons of the hot cocoa mix and 12-15 mini marshmallows. Take another empty half shell and melt the rim in the pan then place the half circle pieces together to seal them and create the full bomb.

Half sphere of white chocolate filled with cocoa powder and mini marshmallows.

 

STEP 7: Inspect for any holes along the seam. If there are any openings, add a few dabs of melted chocolate. If the melted chocolate has started to harden, place it back in the microwave for 15-30 seconds and stir.

STEP 8: Use the black sparkle gel to create the Jack Skellington face. Make an outline of the eyes and then fill them in. Add two elongated dots for the nose and draw a curved line like a smile for the mouth. Lastly, add short lines across the mouth for the stitches and you’ll have adorable Jack Skellington hot chocolate bombs!

STEP 9: Serve with a cup of warm milk for each hot cocoa bomb.

Upclose view of one halloween hot chocolate bomb.

 

Tips and Variations

Here are a few fun ways to change up or add to this Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs recipe:

  • Adding mini chocolate chips inside your Halloween cocoa bombs would be a great addition. These melt in the hot milk, adding more chocolate flavor.
  • You can always use different hot cocoa fillings: white hot chocolate, dark chocolate hot chocolate, milk chocolate flavored, etc. to add to your Halloween hot chocolate bombs.
  • Feel free to make any range of Halloween designs on your chocolate shells. Any reference to Hocus Pocus, little witches or drawings of candy corn, or this cool jack o lantern would get you in a fun Halloween mood!

Storage

Make sure to store in a cool dry area. They’ll last a few days and should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (careful not to smudge the gel), until ready to use.

Also, place a small piece of parchment paper or a cupcake holder under each hot chocolate bomb to make sure they don’t stick together.

 

This fun treat is the perfect thing for anybody who enjoys the Tim Burton classics. Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs are fun ways to make treats during Halloween season

Yield: 3

Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs

White chocolate Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bomb in a cupcake wrapper on a black plate.

Calling all Nightmare Before Christmas Fans! Welcome spooky season with these incredible Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs.

These sweet treats are perfect for anybody who loves a nice mug of smooth hot chocolate and who is a fan of anything Halloween.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Ghirardelli's White Chocolate Wafers
  • 6 tablespoons Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Black Sparkle Gel

Instructions

  1. Place a small plate in the freezer to get it cold. We'll use it later in the process below.
  2. Melt the white chocolate wafers in the microwave according to the package instructions. Usually melting is in 30-second intervals with stirring between intervals.
  3. Using the back of a spoon, spread the melted white chocolate all over the hot chocolate bomb mold, making sure to reach up the sides of the mold. You should have one thin chocolate layer that coats the mold. Freeze the chocolate covered molds for 10 minutes. Check if you can see through the chocolate sphere anywhere. If you can, add more chocolate and place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the frozen chocolate spheres from the molds. To do this, slowly pop them out by pushing up from underneath the mold. Set on the cold plate that you placed in the freezer in the step 1.
  5. Heat up a frying pan on low heat, place an empty sphere rim side down on the pan and slightly move it around. This lightly melts the rim and evens out the edges.
  6. Remove and quickly add 2 tablespoons of the hot cocoa mix and 12-15 mini marshmallows. Take another empty half shell and melt the rim in the pan then place the half circle pieces together to seal the two halves together.
  7. Inspect for any holes along the seam. If there are any openings, add a few dabs of melted chocolate.
  8. Use the black sparkle gel to create the Jack Skellington face. Make an outline of the eyes and then fill them in. Add two elongated dots for the nose and draw a curved line like a smile for the mouth. Lastly, add short lines across the mouth for the stitches and you'll have adorable Jack Skellington hot chocolate bombs!
  9. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days. Careful not to smudge the gel icing. If gifting, be sure to swap out the gel for cookie icing which will set up completely.

Notes

See recipe post for TIPS and VARIATIONS!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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